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These articles feature the latest real estate market news and expert analysis by members of the Paul Rushforth Real Estate team

The market is always changing, so check this section often to learn about the latest conditions.

  • October Real Estate Market Stays Up Amidst the Seasonal Shift November 06, 2017

    The temperature - and leaves - may be dropping, but Ottawa’s real estate market isn’t letting the change in season affect how well it’s performing. Here are the numbers from the Ottawa Real Estate Board: Units sold: 1,243: up 2.3% from 1,214 in October 2016. It’s also up from the five-year average …

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  • September Closes Out a Strong Third Quarter for Real Estate Market October 06, 2017

    The numbers are in, and September has officially ended the third quarter of this year on a high note. Here are the numbers from the Ottawa Real Estate Board: Units sold: 1,387: up 1.6% from 1,365 in September 2016 Five-year average sales for September: 1,250 Number of residential-class properties s…

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  • August 2017 Ends Summer Real Estate Season on a High Note September 07, 2017

    The August numbers are in, and it’s conclusive; this has been a great summer for the Ottawa real estate market. Ottawa Real Estate Board president Rick Eisert released his report, saying that the August numbers were remarkably similar to July’s. Units sold: 1,538: up 3.8 per cent from 1,481 in Augu…

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  • July Market Sees a Faster Selling Rate August 04, 2017

    July Market Selling Rate Is 22% Faster Than 2016 After looking at the July 2017 numbers, the president of the Ottawa Real Estate Board, Rick Eisert, is happy to report a faster selling rate for both residential class and condo class units. “Cumulative days on market has been holding pretty steady th…

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  • June 2017 Market Numbers Stayed Strong July 10, 2017

    The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported that June 2017 lived up to the expectations that previous months had set. The market continues to be strong and steady, with lower inventory levels meaning more multiple offers.

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  • Condo sales lead the way for stellar performance in May June 08, 2017

    OTTAWA, June 2, 2017 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,300 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,919 in May 2016, an increase of 19.9 per cent. The five-year average for May sales is 1,946. “Not only was May 2017 the best M…

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  • May 2017 Sees Record Month of Sales and a Balanced Market June 06, 2017

    May 2017 set the new monthly sales record in Ottawa, passing the old goal by 315 units. We can now say with confidence that we’ve definitely shifted to a balanced market that provides opportunities for both buyers and sellers.

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  • Bye-Bye, Buyer's Market: Volume, Prices Up in April May 05, 2017

    With increasing sales volume and steady but reasonable gains in selling prices, the Ottawa market is definitely no longer a buyer’s market. While industry watchers are laying bets to see if it tips into a seller’s market, we’re still cool compared to runaway markets like Toronto and Vancouver.

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  • Spring Market Starts Early, Leads to Second Strongest March on Record April 17, 2017

    The numbers are in, and March was even stronger for real estate than January and February.

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  • Coach houses open the door to better urban planning in Ottawa March 24, 2017

    The new bylaw allows homeowners to construct small, self-contained accessory apartments called coach houses that are detached from the primary dwelling but still on the same lot. This is part of a worldwide effort to increase density in existing urban areas. I expect coach houses – also known as “g…

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